Mina Hasan’s spring/summer 2012 collection “Rania” is now available at the flagship stores in Karachi and Lahore. The name Rania stems from various origins and is translated for ‘Queen’ in Indian mythology and being satisfied and contentedin the Arabic language. Indeed the collection exudes sedate glamour combining a variety of colours, embroidery and embellishments to make you stand.
The collection resonates with radiant colours of the spring season with each outfit aiming to give a royal feel. As it plays on neutral, earthy shades the collection beautifully incorporates sharp colours in the form embroidery, embellishments and piping. The cuts in the outfit add an endless flow to fabrics whereas the nets and laces used create movement and translucency. Variations in fabric and the use of gemstones add a touch of royal elegance to each outfit. The line also plays on navy blue and peach with the heavier outfits as it integrates a lot of bling with neat embellishments. The aim has been to create a goddess like effect where each outfit is such that it shines through and stands out in a crowd.
Designer Mina Hasan as the daughter of Madam Nur Jehan was naturally exposed to the world of fashion at an early age. Indeed she grew up adorning her mother’s famous sari’s and attributes the first and most important influence on her fashion and style education to her mother, the legendary Madam Nur Jahan – her biggest inspiration.
The design philosophy guiding the Mina Hasan label is to create clothes that are, put simply, glamorous and unapologetically regal. Her ornate aesthetic brings luxury and extravagance, cut in classic silhouettes, embellished with embroidery in a myriad of colours and styles which make each piece a unique work of art. The team at Mina Hasan believes in producing clothes of the highest quality and every process is vigorously monitored at each stage of production. With their strength lying in the cut and the finish of each piece, all fabrics, stones, and laces are handpicked and imported personally to ensure a flawless level of quality.
Mina Hasan’s latest Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections are available at their flagship store in Karachi – Zamzama (021 353501929) and the design house’s semi-formal Pret-a-Porter collection is available at their store in Lahore on M.M. Alam Road (042 35753223).